plural noun

in some classifications
: a group of labyrinthodonts including Archegosaurus and related genera having the head armored with bony plates
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from gano- (from Greek ganos brightness, joy) + -cephala; from the brightness of the bony plates; akin to Greek gēthein to rejoice

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“Ganocephala.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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